Kiss of the Zephyr

Spring seems to be settling into southern Saskatchewan even as the eastern part of the continent is still getting pounded by snow.

The weather has been mild here for days, the wind almost gentle, and the snow is vanishing rapidly. Spring in rural southern Saskatchewan is very icy, muddy, and smelly.

With longer and warmer days, my energy levels are peaking and I cannot wait to get back outside and work on my property. It’s been a long winter of typing at my desk and I am eager to spend more time outside, working the kinks out of dormant muscles.

It’s nice to be back in temperatures where the electric heaters are sufficient to keep the rig very cozy. I tend to wake up every time the furnace goes off and therefore need very long nights to make up for the broken sleep. Not having needed the furnace in about a week, I’m seeing my sleep needs go down dramatically. Couple that with the extra hours of sunshine and I’m slowly shifting back into summer mode of needing less sleep and getting up earlier.

I’m six to eight weeks away from moving Miranda back to Haven, where I’ll be able to assess the damage from the winter. I know for certain I have some roof leaks to attend to. I also need to empty out all my cabinets and make sure there isn’t any mould in the corners from melted frost. During one cold spell, I actually found clothing frozen to the back of the wardrobe!

It feels like a lifetime since I moved here in October and it’s good to be thinking of moving again in terms of weeks, not months. And yet, the time has flown by. It’s been a very insular winter and I am so eager and ready to get back out into the World.

That starts tomorrow, as I’m heading up to Stettler, Alberta, for a much needed long weekend away. I can’t wait to see Donna and Ken! I’ve planned out a different route to get there, just to shake things up a bit.

We’ll see how the building move and power installation goes, but if work keeps up the way it is, I look forward to my next long weekend off at the end of May, exploring the Black Hills. It’s on my calendar, so it could happen. 🙂

I’m glad that so many of you are on Facebook. I’ve acquired a taste for posting updates there as it is just so quick. But I do promise to ease back into more regular posting to the blog. This hiatus was just what I needed, but I rather miss signing onto WordPress and boring you all with the mundane details of my life. 🙂

9 thoughts on “Kiss of the Zephyr

  1. Thanks!

    I’m just getting cabin fever from being essentially shut in half the RV all winter to keep heating costs down!

  2. Talking about the latest huge Winter storm in the western Ontario/Eastern Quebec area yesterday I am happy to report we have missed it, it is gorgeous 75 to 80 F here in Miami.

    You have made it through this horrid Winter with flying fingers and lifting heavy propane tanks.

    More Chapters for that book……

    Have a Great weekend off!

  3. Don’t talk to me about warm weather! 😉

    As I’ve stated numerous times, this really wasn’t a horrid winter, just a long one. I am quite buff, though! 🙂

    As for the Book, we shall not talk of such things. 🙂


  4. Glad spring is coming to your slice of Heaven! The weather in Austin is certainly cooler this year that I can ever remember. Usually I have turned on the AC at least once in Feb. but I am still using the furnace as of last night. Having 12 month old twins in the house (visiting from Nebraska) had me turning the temp up to 70F so their room would be warm. I am ready for Spring!!

  5. Glad to hear your weather there is improving. Getting to work on your place again will surely make things better. Hope you continue posting to the blog, as I don’t do FaceBook.

  6. I have followed along by reading your postings on Face Book but I don’t like it much. I don’t do Face Book so never Comment there. I’ll be glad to see you come back home to your blog.

  7. Winter still has a pretty solid grip here on the “Eastern Prairies”, or Manitoba as you know it. Oh well, spring is coming ……… eventually. Enjoy the anticipation.

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